Like the title states I am a first time Acrylic user. Anyone have any tips and/or suggestions on it? I find myself confused as how to use this properly. Any input would really help, thanks!!!

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HI Laura,

What type of information would you like to know.  You can use Acrylics like oil (thick) or you can use it like watercolors(thin)

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Hi Laura that's a big shopping list!  Out of all those things I use flow improver which I find can slow drying times when I use it.  I use a spray varnish to protect finished works so it's invisible to the naked eye.  I don't tend to use varnish on paintings I'm going to keep in my personal portfolio - only on canvases and work I sell.  Good luck - I adore acrylics for their versatility and drying times so I hope you'll have as much fun with it as I do!

Sorry I got confused - I meant Lea that's a big shopping list.  It's Monday - my brain never works properly on a Monday! :)

Go here. It will give you  and idea of getting started



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